"It was a nice place to relax after a jam-packed day of touri..."
March 20, 2017
440 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Nantou
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Taichung Airport (RMQ)|
|Distance to airport||53.2 km|
"The staff was nice, very friendly and very helpful."
March 20, 2017
"We enjoy our stay here."
March 22, 2017
"All commodities were excellent."
April 24, 2018
"Friendly owners, clean bed 10min walk to city center."
January 10, 2019
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Yue Lake Backpackers is ideally situated in Sun Moon Lake; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Yue Lake Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, grocery deliveries, private check in/check out, taxi service.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, slippers, towels to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hiking trails, hot tub, fishing, water sports (motorized). With an ideal location and facilities to match, Yue Lake Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.
"Pros - the front desk staff speaks good english and is very..."
May 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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I’m satisfied! ”
I first reserved a dorm bed, then asked for possibility to change to a private double room the day of arrival, they tried their best to help and I finally got a very nice, clean and cute place to stay where I could comfortably spend time in during the rainy visit. The location is not exactly at the centre but close enough to get around on foot within 10 mins. I really appreciate its friendly atmosphere as a hostel for young backpackers AND as a resort style vacation house for families, really worth the price and will stay there again! Thank you so much!
Good value hostel right next to the lake”
Really nice hostel with great staff and convenient facilities for their dorm rooms. Only complaint is the bed is a little hard, as the mattress seems like it's a little old, but this is par for the course in Asia (hard beds, that is). Overall I would highly recommend, especially if you can stay off season (I travelled during a long weekend in Taiwan, so the prices were a little above normal for hostel accommodation in this neck of the woods.)
The best :) ”
The staff was so incredibly wonderful and kind and immediately made me feel comfortably at home. There is an attached cafe so you can enjoy food and coffee whenever you desire. The location is about a 5 minute walk from the Shuishe Pier, so you are close to everything you need. I highly recommend this place, it has been one of my favorite accommodations.
Friendly and Delicious ”
Very helpful and friendly staffs. the bed is a bit hard, but the pillow and blanket are comfy. It's location is not far away from the visitor center. The cafe area is beautiful and breakfast was terrific.
Our room has the lake view and it is such a refreshing, calming experience to wake up in such a great view everyday. The room has a simple and neat design but has all the things that you need (except for a phone, to contact the reception you need to add them in LINE). The bathroom/washroom is located at the side of the room with an open space, therefore it's a little disadvantage if it gets really cold at night coz u have to wear your coats/jacket when u brush teeth or use the toilet. But everything about the lakehouse is just pure relaxing. 😉 Breakfast is the same everyday, on a plate you will have egg, apple and oranges, small ham and sausage, 4 toasts and nachos (so yummy nachos). You will get to choose between coffee, hot lemon juice (this one's nice), or black tea. The staff is nice and helpful. We were oriented about the place on our first day so our stay was smooth and great. I will definitely stay here again when I come back with friends. 😊
1 Bed in 8 Bedded Female Room”
Staff so friendly and helpful, you may ask anything from him. Hotel location was 10 mins walk (800m) from Tourist Centre. Overall, I love the place, its cozy like home. They served healthy and delicious breakfast (please request for Halal/Vegan food if you're a Muslim). Totally recommended for backpacker to stay here.
Sun moon lake is massive. This hostel is in a good location less than a 10 min walk from bus drop off/pick up and bicycle rental. Staff are really friendly and came to check on me to see if I needed anything when I'd spent all day in bed! The hostel is really comfortable and I ended up extending my one night stay to four. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Far from station city.”
Bed not good and cover bed not clean have blood on cover (May be not change it). far from station .
Inexpensive place to stay in Sun Moon Lake”
The place is clean and the staff is very nice and everyone speaks at least a little bit of English. The bed isn't the comfortable, though. It's like sleeping on a cushion on concrete.
Great place. Very good breakfast ! Amazing stuff ;)
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful!
Best Youth Hostel in Taiwan”
I had a wonderful time in Yue Lake, first I want to say thanks to the staff who is so friendly. The room and facilities are also very good. I recommend this hotel.
2 days at Sun Moon Lake”
We took the lake-view room. But we had none : too much vegetation, and a wooden handrail were blocking everything, and gave the sensation that anyone could see into our room. That room was expensive, so we were expecting more. All commodities were excellent. The breakfast was included... but not good. The manager was really nice and helpful, and the washing machine + dryer were cheap. You have to walk 5 minutes to reach the hostel from the main station, so it is really easy. But you walk on a road without sidewalk, and a lot of buses and trucks : can be scary sometime.
A good choice for Sun Moon Lake backpackers”
Location is actually not too bad considering its proximities to the visitors center. Simplistic breakfast, but handy to give you a morning boost Facilities is not bad at all, but by Taiwanese standard it could be better.
Thanks to the nice and friendly receptionist lady who helped a lot during my stay, reasonably priced, clean and comfortable room. Also, the lady speaks very fluent English so this place is recommended for English speaking tourists. I’ll definitely come back to this place next year, hopefully I can still get to see this pretty lady. P/S: My apology to the staff and owner for leaving my water bottle behind unintentionally. :)
Good choice for Sun Moon Lake Trip, friendly staff”
Very good communication to customers to provide some info and prepared all info for us when checking in moreover the staff allowed us to check in earlier 3 pm. I will stay there again for next trip. Thanks for all staff
Good location & helpful owners”
Its a short 5-10 minutes walk from where the buses drop you off (be careful walking along the road on weekends when there is alot of traffic!) and right by the Matchmaker Temple. The couple that I presume owns the place speak good English, but they might not be around as much during the middle of the week when there aren't that many tourists there. There is a comfortable lobby area with plenty of tourist information / bus schedules plus a small pantry area behind reception with a hot water dispenser, coffee and cereal packs. However, there are a limited number of cups and not much in the way of silverware, plates or bowls (maybe ask the owners). Bunk rooms have one bathroom, but the rooms will not be filled on weekdays. Bunk beds themselves have dark curtains with a lamp while individual lockers have combination locks that you can set to any number you want when you arrive. My only complaint is that different beds have different sized plugs as I have a 3 prong US style for my laptop and the plug by my bunk I think could only take a two prong. Luckily, I had a couple of different adapters and could improvise. Get your boat tickets here as well because they will be cheaper. They can also give you a NTD30 discount coupon for bike, but I went to a different place as a tour bus had showed up at that bike shop before I got there.
amazing stay ”
I cannot fault this hostel.... the owner spoke little English but enough to converse. Mr Ho (I think this was his name) went out of his way to ensure my stay at sml was both pleasant and special.... he woke up at 5am to drive me around town to watch the sunrise..... something sml is notorious for. Facilities were clean with lots of space. there is a locker provided but it's a tad small for your backpack. windows are avaialbe in the rooms so enough natural lighting for those that don't like prison type rooms. located approx 10 mins walk from the bus stop. don't be fooled by googl map as the location is incorrect. upon arrival, walk across the street towards the police station. head straight (ensure the bus stop is on the left side of the road from you) past the onsen for approx 10 mins until you see the sign for yue lake backpackers.
The bed was really comfortable. It was a 10 minute walk or so from Shuishe Visitor Center where you can access all buses going to different locations. The staff were helpful enough with my luggage and also with visiting the areas around.
The hosts were friendly and chatty but they are mainly Mandarin speaking. Worry not if you don't for they have also shared they do have their fair share of non-mandarin speakers. The room was spacious and has a bathroom within. There's also a side table by the bed which was very useful. Mattress was comfy and they changed bedsheets daily. I would recommend to stay in as there are almost ( none?) backpacker hostels around Sun Moon Lake and this hostel stands out having just opened last year. However they do not reply their FB so just email them instead. The beds in the room was not filled up during my stay.